J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS

Dr. Eric Gentry

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS

Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His Ph.D. is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley—a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue—the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue.   In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training.  These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and he has published these effects in several journals.  He has been the director or co-director of The Traumatology Institute (FSU), The International Traumatology Institute (USF), International Association of Trauma Professionals, Arizona Trauma Institute and The Forward-Facing® Institute.  Over 200,000 health professionals have been trained in these methods over the past 25 years.

He is the author or co-author of over 20 books, scores of research articles, chapters and digital media presentations on these topics. These books include:  Forward-Facing® Trauma Therapy:  Healing the Moral Wound; Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience:  Prevention & Resolution of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue (with Jim Dietz, MD); Forward-Facing® for Educators:  A Journey to Professional Resilience and Compassion Restoration (With Cheryl Fuller, MEd, and Rebecca Leimkuehler, Med); and Forward-Facing® Freedom:  Healing the Past, Transforming the Present, and A Future on Purpose (with Jenny Brackman)

He is the President and CEO of The Forward-Facing® Institute and owner of Compassion Unlimited– a private psychotherapy, training, and consulting practice—in Phoenix, AZ.

Learn more at https://forward-facing.com/